Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier - Hofbräuhaus München
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3.43/5 rDev +1.2%
Another quite strong oktoberfest beer I picked up in Germany today.
I can imagine they'll actually use it as the sessionbeer: a few jugs of this and you'll be yodeling through the streets.
Pale golden, modest carbonation, thin head.
Common smell of citrus and grassy hops.
Taste is rather spicy, actually. The alcohol isn't completely covered though.
As said: quite strong as pilsners/lagers go. The flavour is ok, but it should be more complex.
08-19-2011 13:58:10 | More by RuudJH
3.48/5 rDev +2.7%
Oktoberfestbier--2000 16.9 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV. (3.75 / 5.0) Clear light bright golden color. Bavarian front with mild pilsner Saaz hop note. Smooth malty untoasted body. Pilsner Bock blend. Mild with light mouthfeel. Light dry hop fruit end. Sampled 9/9/2000.
Hofbrau Oktoberfest--2004 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. 20 IBU's? (3.75 / 5.0) Foamy mild lace head. Clear fizzy bright straw golden color. Mild floral hop front. Crisp mild Bavarian sweet smooth butter caramel rich Pils flavor. Clean mild tangy hop citrus end. Stank hint. Fest? Sampled 9/28/2004.
Hofbrau Oktoberfest--Munich Specialty. Brewed according to the German Purity Law. 11.2 oz. Bottle. $8.99 / 6-Pack. Thin mild lace foamy white head. Clear thin bright light gold color. Green bottle stank hint mild Noble hop front. Crisp dry sweet tangy caramel Pils thin textured malty butter fruit body. Mild hop cloying malt stank end. No toast & dry compared to US Fests. Sampled 12 20/2009. 6.30% ABV. 20 IBU's? (3.25 / 5.0).
Hofbrauhaus Munchen Staatliches Hofbrau Oktoberfest--Munich Specialty. Brewed according to the German Purity Law. since 1589--2010 11.2 oz. Bottle. 6.30% ABV. 20 IBU's? (3.75 / 5.0) Foamy thin big mild lace white head. Clear bright light gold color. Mild hop floral malt mild dark green bottle Fest stank hint front. Fizzy tangy crisp mellow sweet fully fermented dry rich helles lager Pale Malt Fest body. Clean dry mild hop spice Fest end. Sampled 9/20/2010 from 6-Pack Purchased for $7.99 @ The Ballard Market, Seattle, Washington on 9/14/2010.
09-21-2010 06:21:27 | More by philbertk
3.33/5 rDev -1.8%
Pours very well, with a foamy German type head. Has a nice roasted malt aspect to it, which actually calls to mind a well-made Vienna lager (guess I don't have my expectations for the Okto style set in my mind). In other words, this is a pretty okay beer. The texture and mouthfeel come across like a standard American "dark beer," which can get in the way of one's enjoyment.
09-15-2003 15:16:43 | More by DrunkMcDermott
4.05/5 rDev +19.5%
A persistent white head over a clear light to mid gold beer.Bubbles were relatively large sticking to the side of the glass and were regularly released to feed the foam.
An even malt smell that a\has a hint of sweetness but not overly so and is tempered by a hoppiness that is a little grassy.
The taste was pretty impressive.
For a Lager it is as complex as I have had.There is a smoothness combining the none too sweet malts and the hoppy bitterness that has an orange/chocolate liquer finish to it.
There is plenty of carbonation and bitterness making it a stimulating drink to have in your mouth
How can macro lagers be so far away from this?
lagers get pretty shitty PR and I think this beer redresses the issues in an ever so small way
05-26-2006 00:35:48 | More by jarmby1711
3.85/5 rDev +13.6%
Poured into .5L mug.
A - Poured clear golden color with medium head that quickly dissipated leaving almost no lacing around the glass.
S - Slight hint of malts but mostly skunk, very characteristic of German beer.
T - Malts and bready yeast upfront with slight earthy tones and bitterness towards the finish.
M - Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
D - Very enjoyable oktoberfest beer. Would definitely recommend it.
10-26-2010 18:12:12 | More by taigor
3.93/5 rDev +15.9%
poured from bottle into pint glass
A: light gold, one finger head on pour, with minimal lacing
S: hops, light roast malt
T: light hop bitterness, very slight malt sweetness
M: medium carbonation, light on tongue
D: could easily put a few down
the clear green bottle caught me off guard
09-05-2009 06:52:03 | More by rootbeerman
3.38/5 rDev -0.3%
Much paler than normal for the style. Very bad sign to begin with.
Is that slight skunk or is that hops I'm smelling? I'm going with hops.
Taste is clean. Not much caramel notes to speak of. Slight amount of butter. Almost like a "Munich lager" than an Oktoberfest.
Personally, I would take a pass with this and try out other offerings.
09-29-2009 03:24:00 | More by GeoffFromSJ
United Kingdom (England)
3.7/5 rDev +9.1%
Half litre bottle, used an HB Festbier glass. A: Golden, clear, medium head, good retention, lively looking S: Hay, malt, more orange as it warms. T: Malty sweetness, well balanced out by some fruity notes. Hints of sour tangerine, some apple, slightly wheaty finish. M: Smooth, soft carbonation, slightly thick body. O: Not cloying or sickly, better this year than in previous years.
09-23-2013 13:22:39 | More by jonb5
3.28/5 rDev -3.2%
Poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle into an unbranded nonic pint glass.
Appearance: Yellow and translucent with a foamy head that dissipates quickly leaving a nice amount of lacing.
Smell: Smells pretty good. Grainy with a bit of a noticeable alcohol scent.
Taste: Pretty average Oktoberfestbier territory here. A hoppy bitterness paired with a good amount of sweetness as well.
Mouthfeel: Kind of thin and watery with just a bit too much carbonation.
Drinkability: A slightly better-than-average Oktoberfestbier. Nothing too special but nothing to turn your nose up at.
08-31-2009 03:12:54 | More by wahhmaster
3.65/5 rDev +7.7%
Three fingers of ivory head over a really pale translucent golden. Great retention and good lacing. Aromas are basic, with straightforward honey malt and grassy hops, rounded out with a bit of spice. Flavors are grassy and floral, a notable hop presence. Fresh and pretty delicious with all these Bavarian hop characteristics. Mouthfeel is light and crisp, meanwhile creamy and smooth. A nice brew for a hot day. Doesn't really scream "marzen" to me at all.
01-17-2010 04:54:07 | More by washburnkid
Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier from Hofbräuhaus München
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